Whether you are seeking Individual, Couple or Family Therapy, Psychotherapy has many benefits. Included are:
Develop realistic expectationsYou need to understand and let go of inhibiting hurts, conflicts, disturbing memories and learn to look at yourself objectively. No longer a victim to outside forces, we will show you how to develop realistic expectations and gain a deeper understanding of yourself which will you build self-esteem and healthier relationships.
Receive impartial and non-judgmental supportWe are all full of contradictions – our body, emotions, moods, thoughts or beliefs change often. In our complex and ever-changing, none of us have all the answers to all our struggles. We are complex beings, yet have simple needs. It can be a difficult challenge to tolerate frustration, difference, accept uncertainty and allow for the unknown and mystery in the world. At certain stages in our life, the support of an impartial and non-judgmental therapist can be very beneficial. Psychotherapy can help you learn how to be more accepting of who you are, and the constraints and limitations of our world.
Ability to better manage life’s transitionsAt certain times in our life we find ourselves in a transitional stage or reaching turning points. Psychotherapy counselling can help you to better manage these transitions. It can also offer a space to allow for life’s intangibles and existential concerns.
Be heard and understoodFor some, just knowing that they will be seeing a therapist on a regular basis can help relieve anxiety to face their dilemmas. Simply talking to a therapist and being heard and understood can lift a weight off your shoulders and you may be more open, thus you will be able to manage things more easily.
Start feeling and thinking differentlySome people benefit from counseling simply because it can be good to feel their feelings, be in touch with their emotions or think differently about themselves in the world. You will discover that counseling can help you filter and better manage your feelings and thoughts, so that you can be able to take charge of them.
Expressing or containing feelingsPsychotherapy can help to enable people to manage unwanted feelings without numbing them (e.g. through drinking alcohol, overworking, overusing internet), avoiding them or acting them out. In counseling, we can look at how freely you express or contain your feelings, what happens and how things get in the way. This can give you a sense of release and relief.
Free yourselfPsychotherapy is about freeing our self, moving away from what we do not want, towards what we do want. We will look at how you create your own situations by exploring the wisdom of your core beliefs, thinking patterns, assumptions and conclusions you draw, as well as the “domino effect” of these beliefs. It can be very difficult to let go of what we hold on to, beliefs which no longer work. In the counseling process you can gain a deeper, more profound understanding of who you are, so that you become more in control of your impulses, responses and reactions, without repressing or being overwhelmed by them.
Release old patternsWe will look at what blocks you, the obstacles, resistances, in your life, both those you are conscious or not conscious of. We will explore the dynamics of your own personality – your old habits, patterns or traits, how you re-create familiar situations. We will also look at what is in your control, and what is reactive, and what is choice, e.g. “I felt this and therefore I had to do that”. The insight gained from this will help you understand who you are differently, and new meanings may emerge.
Identify and increase inner strengths and resourcesThe goal of psychotherapy is not only limited to being in touch with pain, misery and upsetting and upsetting matters. Another goal is to help people to grow and develop. We will help you identify your strengths – your own resources and predispositions, flexibility and look at how they can be increased, used creatively and effectively.
Become more connected to your core selfAnother challenge may be to be more authentic, being in our core-self – calm and centered and less from our self image or being distracted by external influences. Psychotherapy can help you in developing and building this deeper sense of yourself – your own centre, aware and able to reflect, with the ability to make choices and act with intention.
Gain new perspectivesSome problems may never be overcome – you can’t rid yourself of all difficulties, yet your attitude and relationship to them can change. As your feelings and outlooks change, you may find new meanings, your problems seem to diminish, or you can approach and manage them differently. You can also change the way you see yourself and the world, as new perspectives emerge.
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